Raul Jusinto

Dunes Hotel and Casino

The Dunes
"The Dunes" by Larry D. Moore is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.


Minsky Follies
Minsky's Follies was the first topless show in Las Vegas. It opened on January 10, 1957. Shows were performed at the Thunderbird, Silver Slipper, Frontier, Aladdin. The last show was performed at the Fremont Hotel in 1977.




Aerial photograph of the Dunes Hotel (Las Vegas), circa late 1950s. Dunes Hotel Collection. UNLV Libraries Special Collections & Archives. Original cropped by Raul Jusinto.

Opened on May 23 1955. Closed on January 26, 1993. Imploded in 1993.

Theme: Desert.

Architect: John Replogle, Robert Dorr Jr., Milton Schwartz, Maxwell Starkman.

Dunes Hotel and Casino associated with: Major Riddle, Burton Cohen (1995), Steve Wynn (2006), Elaine Wynn (1999).

Tenth resort on the Las Vegas Strip.

Was the tallest building in Nevada from 1961-1962.

The land currently occupies: Bellagio.

The golf course land currently occupies: Aria Resort and Casino, Park MGM, T-Mobile Arena, Vdara.

Was located at 3600 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Paradise, Nevada.

Denotes American Gaming Association Hall of Fame year of induction.